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Sometimes, your child forgets to share the notes from their backpack that tell you everything that’s happening at their school. On Notes from the Backpack: A PTA Podcast, we give you the inside scoop on how to help your child succeed—in school and at home. We discuss real issues with parents and experts—from handling homework to school discipline—to support you every step of the way! Join the conversation using #BackpackNotes and learn more at PTA.org/BackpackNotes.
 
The Classical Academies is an organization of award-winning, tuition-free, California Public Charter Schools serving North San Diego County since 1999. With over 5,800 students in grades TK-12, the schools prepare students to think, communicate, and achieve. Partnering With Parents educates, encourages, and supports parents in their role as the primary educator.
 
Is your child ready for life after high school? Are you ready to send your child to college, the military, or into the workforce? This podcast gives parents & guardians the peace of mind that their child is gaining the necessary skills to be prepared for life as they reach senior graduation. College Ready, Maybe Not presents stories and strategies from the perspective of School Counselor and single parent, Simone Gilbert. So whether you homeschool or send your K-12 child off to school every ...
 
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This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Career Exploration for Non-College-Bound Teens. Career Exploration for Non-College-Bound Teens Not all teens should go to college! That’s a fact. So, for teens who are career bound, how do they handle career exploration? There are so many choices and directions they could go. Vicki shares the guidance she…
 
Stephanie Brown always knew she wanted to be a teacher. She is passionate about utilizing new technology and creativity to collaborate with students. Stephanie is a Virtual Teacher at The Classical Academies and explains how this program supports homeschooling families, provides meaningful connections, and engages students in a flexible environment…
 
Executive dysfunction disrupts the brain's ability to control thoughts, emotions, and behavior and is related to conditions like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Korrine Hilgeman, a teacher at e3 Consulting, works closely with students with ADHD. She offers resources and tips to help students stay focused, more organized, positive, …
 
This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Homeschooling and Thanksgiving. Homeschooling and Thanksgiving Whether you are big on favorites or not, Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for many homeschoolers.There is just something about the food that is amazing, of course, but more than that, there is something about a day dedicated to expressing ho…
 
Is your school district prioritizing Family-School Partnerships? The Director of Family-School Partnerships at Colorado Department of Education, Darcy Hutchins, shares how states and districts can embed best practices into their protocols to ensure strong family-school partnerships. She also offers advice for where families can look for information…
 
This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Grace for Holiday Family Gatherings. Grace for Holiday Family Gatherings We love having homeschooling siblings to journey along with and have adventures with and learn from. We all learn from each other and discuss all of the things that can be a part of the homeschool high school experience. Every family…
 
What does it mean to be an advocate for all children and how can you jumpstart your own advocacy journey? We discussed the answers to these questions and so much more with Rosazlia Grillier, a founder and governing council member of the United Parent Leaders Action Network (UPLAN). She shares her own experience, how you can find the leader in you, …
 
Meet District 5 Supervisor Jim Desmond. Retired Navy Veteran, Delta Airlines pilot, and former Mayor of San Marcos, Supervisor Desmond represents Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, Fallbrook, Borrego Springs, and Ocotillo Wells. He has been working to reduce homelessness, improve mental health resources, increase affordable housing, and raise…
 
This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Choosing Extracurriculars for Homeschool High School. Choosing Extracurriculars for Homeschool High School Teens love the adventures of homeschool high school extracurriculars. As their homeschool parents, we decide whether we want to count things as electives or extracurriculars. But how do we know what …
 
This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Seven Ways to Earn High School Credits. Seven Ways to Earn High School Credits Some parents who are homeschooling a high schooler may be wondering how in the world they can earn a high school credit? Is there just one way or are there other ways? Well, you may or may not know this, but there are in fact s…
 
Since the start of 2020, it feels like we’ve experienced—or witnessed—one crisis after another. How should we talk with our children about these challenging topics—and how can we cope with them ourselves? We interviewed Dr. Pamela Cantor, founder and senior science advisor at Turnaround for Children to get her advice. She shares how relationships, …
 
This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Career Exploration with Pathway. Career Exploration with Pathway It gets so exciting learning about a new, solid resource for your homeschool, doesn’t it? And we just discovered Pathway by Folderwave! If you are wondering what on Earth Folderwave is, read on to learn more about it from Ann McClure and Pam…
 
This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: A Place to Belong, Interview with Amber O’neal Johnston. A Place to Belong, Interview with Amber O’neal Johnston In all our six years of podcasting, we have only invited an author back twice. And then we read a book called A Place to Belong by Amber O’Neal Johnston – with the subtitle “Celebrating Diversi…
 
Do you start sweating when your kids ask for help with math homework? Lots of parents struggle with math anxiety—our child’s and our own—but math is everywhere and it’s our job to help our children embrace it. We sat down with Eugenio Longoria Sáenz, founding director of the Center for Family Math at The National Association for Family, School and …
 
Students aged 16-22 with an Independent Educational Plan have access to transition services to help them transition to college or career. Melissa Hilbig is a Special Education Transition Specialist and explains the options available to students. She empowers students to help them discover life skills, job skills, and what they hope to accomplish in…
 
This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Transition Planning for Teens with Special Needs, Interview with Peggy Ployhar. Transition Planning for Teens with Special Needs, Interview with Peggy Ployhar Our high schoolers are going to graduate one of these days, so let’s help them (and ourselves!) with being prepared for what happens next. Let’s ta…
 
This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Graduating from College Debt-Free, Interview with Kara Walker. Graduating from College Debt-Free, Interview with Kara Walker This has been a fun week because this week Vicki got to sit down with Kara Walker from Money and Mental Piece, who’s a homeschool grad and entrepreneur! You and your homeschool high…
 
What goes into a school rating? School ratings often leave families feeling confused, wondering what a singular number tells them about the quality of a school. To get to the bottom of this, our hosts interviewed Jon Deane, CEO of GreatSchools.org who shares how families can use school ratings as a starting point for making informed choices for the…
 
Molly Griffin is a homeschooling mom of three and foster parent to a baby girl. She explains the process, requirements, and challenges of becoming a foster parent in California. Molly shares how foster parenting has impacted her family and provides them with the opportunity to teach her children to be compassionate and share with others less fortun…
 
This week we will discuss: Training Teens to be Civil in an Uncivil World, special replay. Training Teens to be Civil in an Uncivil World Join Sabrina, Kym and Vicki for an important discussion about civility. Our world is increasingly unkind and uncivil. Teens are surrounded by political figures on the news who are crude, rude and unkind. Social m…
 
This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: What to do When Your Homeschool is Behind. What to do When Your Homeschool is Behind Need a little encouragement today? What if you are behind in your homeschooling? Is it a disaster? Can you catch up? Are you a failure? The answer is “NO!” Life happens sometimes and things get behind. It happens to most …
 
School transitions can be hard—and not just for the kids, but for parents, too! Our guest, child development expert and author, Deborah Farmer-Kris, has tips for making school transitions a little smoother. Whether your child is struggling to get out the door in the morning, experiencing anxiety in the classroom or melting down when they get home, …
 
North San Diego County is experiencing broad economic changes that continue to create economic opportunity. Erik Bruvold, CEO of the San Diego North Economic Development Council (SDNEDC), discusses career opportunities for the future in our region, including careers in life sciences, healthcare, biotechnology, hospitality, and engineering. https://…
 
This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Helping Teens Deal with Stress from Current Events. Helping Teens Deal with Stress from Current Events This world is full of stressful news. The constant influx of anxiety producing, negative news can really take a toll on teens. As you might have noticed, it can be hard for adults to manage themselves we…
 
This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Getting Teens Interested in Writing. Getting Teens Interested in Writing A lot of teens have either had not much experience writing, or they have had negative or overwhelming experiences with writing. So by the time they get to high school, they are just like, Gee, writing. How about if we reconstruct wri…
 
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